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Correction Appended: May 28, 2008

1 | South Africa Unfriendly Neighbors

More than 40 people were killed and thousands left homeless as a wave of anti-immigrant violence swept through the shantytowns around Johannesburg. President Thabo Mbeki was eventually compelled to send troops to quell vengeful mobs that rampaged against migrants from neighboring nations, whom they blame for everything from a rash of robberies to taking away jobs in a nation racked by high unemployment. Despite astoundingly high rates of violent crime in South Africa (mob violence aside, some 52 people are murdered every 24 hours), many Zimbabweans in...

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